Maine Moose Hunts

Hunting for your trophy moose with Spruce Mountain Lodge will be an experience you will never forget. Maine’s moose herd in 2014 was estimated at 60-70,000. Nationwide, Maine ranks second only to Alaska in moose population. If you’re a winner in the Maine moose lottery, be prepared for the experience hunting of a lifetime. Every year, several moose exceed 1,000 lbs. dressed weight. Trophy racks are not uncommon. Maine Moose Hunting

Each year, the state of Maine issues a number of Moose permits through a lottery drawing. Application for moose permits must be made to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Applications for the 2019 Moose Permit Lottery will be accepted online only. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on May 15, 2019.

Hunters holding valid moose permits and their designated subpermittee may hunt moose in one of twenty-five wildlife management districts (WMD’s), which cover over 21,000 square miles. Successful bidders of the moose auction may select the hunting zone of their choice.

2019 Season Dates and Areas Open to Moose Hunting (subject to change)

2019 Moose Permit Hunt Seasons

Wildlife Management District (WMD) Dates
WMD’s 1 through 6, 10, 11, 18, 19, 27 and 28 September 23 – September 28, 2019
WMD’s 1 through 14, 17 through 19, 27, and 28 October 14 – October 19, 2019
WMD’s 1 through 6 October 28- November 2, 2019
WMD’s 15, 16
Maine Resident Permit Holders Only
November 2, 2019
WMD’s 15, 16 November 4 – November 30, 2019
All dates are inclusive except that hunting is prohibited on Sunday.See Laws Pertaining to Hunting Equipment for information on the use of crossbows.

Maine Moose Hunting

We will travel to the district for which your permit is drawn. Get ready for a challenging hunt. Contact Us now for details.

Weather in Maine can change rapidly, so bring warm clothes, rain gear, flashlight, sleeping bag, choice of weapon and personal items. Moose hunters must wear at least one article of fluorescent orange clothing.

Once you have your trophy moose, we can help you arrange for the processing of the meat. We can also make arrangements for you with an excellent taxidermist (a deposit is required for this service, contact us for details). Examples of his work can be seen at our home or at Spruce Mountain Lodge. Please contact us for a brochure, references and complete details.

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A Maine resident or non-resident hunting license is required as well as a valid Moose permit. – Click here for license fees.

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